Comments for Joan Allen

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This piece belongs to the series "Prime Time Radio"

Produced by Janelle Haskell

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Summary: This year there's no ignoring her
 

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Review of Joan Allen

I agree, Joan Allen is a terrific actress - but the piece does nothing to show/explain/enlighten anything particular about her except that she's in alot of films - the clip from the director cuts off just as it's getting interesting - I don't understand the name of this series - "Movies for Grown-up's" - I like the title - it suggeets that it's either literally about movies or in fact MIGHT BE little movies for radio for people with maturity - meaning, vivid, creative, daring, etc. which is a nice idea. This one is rather a competently produced and pretty traditional "trac and ac" piece - alittle rushed-sounding - thus the very short clips - perhaps trying to fit into its length.

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Review of Joan Allen

Allen is one of the most underrated actors in America. When you remember her in movies, you don't remember Joan Allen, you remember the character she played. This piece is a short overview of three very different projects she's appearing this year, and not her profile. She deserves one, though, but what the piece essentially tells us is 'Watch out for Joan Allen this year.'